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New Overwatch feature lets you avoid poor teammates

New Overwatch feature lets you avoid poor teammates

One of the best things about Overwatch is how frequently developer Blizzard updates the game not just with new characters and maps, but with enhanced features and bug fixes as well. Not even a week after the debut of the game's newest character, Brigitte, Blizzard has unveiled a new addition to the player reporting tools, one where players can choose to block having someone else as a teammate in future matches.

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Monster Hunter World’s first big update introduces Deviljho, numerous improvements

Monster Hunter World’s first big update introduces Deviljho, numerous improvements

Monster Hunter World becoming Capcom's most successful game ever means the game is seeing a lot of players right now. And these players are in for a treat this week as the developer has released its first major update for the game, one that's significantly bigger than the exclusive armor tie-ins we've seen so far. The free update, available now on PS4 and Xbox One, introduces the first new monster post-launch, as well as features a bunch of balance changes and improvements.

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Fortnite hacks are out in force: How to protect your account

Fortnite hacks are out in force: How to protect your account

Being one of the biggest games in the world at the moment, Fortnite is attracting all sorts of unsavory folks. We're not just talking about in-game trolls here, but also people who would attempt to gain unauthorized access to your account and lock you out of it. Hackers are out in force, and if you play Fortnite regularly you've probably heard of them compromising accounts left and right. So, what should you do to keep your account safe?

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Sea of Thieves offline this weekend: What you should know

Sea of Thieves offline this weekend: What you should know

After years of waiting and anticipation, Sea of Thieves finally launched earlier this week. Reactions to the game seem to be mixed, but that isn't stopping players from setting sail - in fact, Rare has revealed that more than one million unique players have logged into the game since it released. Unfortunately, those of you hoping to start the weekend by pulling an all-nighter in Sea of Thieves are about to be disappointed.

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PUBG Event Mode gets some Fortnite inspiration

PUBG Event Mode gets some Fortnite inspiration

At this point, it's safe to say that Fortnite has become one of the biggest games in the world, if the biggest. A year ago, things looked very different for the battle royale genre, as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was just launching into Steam Early Access amid a ton of hype, while Fortnite Battle Royale was still months off. Now, with Fortnite overtaking PUBG in a lot of respects, its time for the creators of Battlegrounds to draw some inspiration from their competitors' success.

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Overwatch’s newest hero goes live on March 20

Overwatch’s newest hero goes live on March 20

Overwatch players have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the game's 27th character, and while she's been available on the Public Test Realm for roughly two weeks already, Blizzard has finally revealed when she'll be arriving in the full game. Brigitte, a support/tank hybrid, will be playable starting on March 20th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, which also means it's the first chance for console players to try the new hero.

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Fortnite’s 3.3 update is now live on consoles and PC

Fortnite’s 3.3 update is now live on consoles and PC

As one of the most-played games around the world right now, players are eager to learn of any news or releases for Epic Games' Fortnite. While most of the excitement this week has been surrounding the new mobile version of the game and the gradual rollout of invites, the developer has also released a new patch for the game on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, covering both the Battle Royale and Save the World modes.

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Sea of Thieves Xbox One X bundle announced just in time for launch

Sea of Thieves Xbox One X bundle announced just in time for launch

Ever since the Xbox One X launched last year, Microsoft has been going hard on bundles meant to tempt gamers into buying one. Convincing people to take the plunge is no small task as the Xbox One X costs a whopping $500, but Microsoft is hoping a new promotion does the trick. Beginning this weekend, Microsoft will bundle in free copies of Sea of Thieves with every Xbox One X purchase.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered leaked by Amazon

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered leaked by Amazon

We already know that Black Ops 4 will be this year's major Call of Duty release, but as it turns out, it may not be launching alone. Following the popularity of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, it appears that Activision may keep riding the nostalgia train. A new retail listing for Modern Warfare 2 Remastered has appeared, suggesting that Activision is gearing up to re-release one of most popular entries in the series.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date announced

Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date announced

There have plenty of rumors suggesting that Square Enix was prepping a new Tomb Raider title for release this year, and now the company has confirmed them. Today, Square Enix revealed Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which will be the third entry in the reboot series that began with 2013's Tomb Raider. While we don't usually get release dates right when games are first revealed, Square Enix broke with that tradition in this instance, telling us precisely when this new game will arrive.

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Microsoft cloud gaming division sets the stage for post-Xbox streaming

Microsoft cloud gaming division sets the stage for post-Xbox streaming

Microsoft has been spending a lot of time building out its Azure cloud platform lately. A big reason for this focus on cloud is so it can pull ahead of Amazon's own cloud service, which benefited greatly from arriving on the scene early. However, this push to turn Azure into the leading cloud platform could mean big things for other Microsoft services, such as gaming.

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Geralt of Rivia enters the Soulcalibur 6 arena

Geralt of Rivia enters the Soulcalibur 6 arena

The Soulcalibur series has a long history of including characters from other franchises in its games. Perhaps the examples players will remember most fondly is Link in the GameCube version of Soulcailbur 2, or Darth Vader and Yoda in Soulcalibur 4. Today we're learning the special crossover Bandai Namco is plotting for Soulcalibur 6, and it's going to be a big one.

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